NE aspect. Note also the dome of Elbrus to the right of Tikhtengen, with the characteristic black streak of Akcheryakol Lava Flow.
The NE face of Tikhtengen has not been climbed to the best of my knowledge. The classic routes all went from Bezengi Camp over to Tsanner Glacier (to the left i.e. South of the summit), and up from there.
View from our high bivvy under the slopes of Shaurtu Peak. August 1987.